Getting Back to Work
Making the Decision
Every woman will weigh different aspects of career and family before restarting her career. To see if you're ready, Maria Bailey, founder of BlueSuitMom.com, says you should make a list of your values and priorities.
"If you value personal growth, and a priority for you is to contribute financially to your household, then these two items are in balance and are a pretty good indication that by going back to work, you will fulfill a value and priority," Bailey says.
When your values and priorities are out of alignment, you find yourself feeling out of balance and searching for something to make you happy, Bailey says. Getting back to work could be the answer.